Fine Arts

Custom Pet Portraits by Sidekick Portraits


Marcy commissions her own portrait by Sidekick Portraits…


8 am Monday morning. 

Marcy saunters into the bedroom, aghast that Cynthia is still sleeping and decides to do something about it.  

Marcy stands on Cynthia’s chest – nose to nose.

Marcy (loudly):  HEY!

Cynthia opens her eyes to a face-ful of Marcy.

Marcy:  Open the computer. I think my pet portrait from Sidekick Portraits arrived.

Cynthia (throwing off the covers):  Ohhhh… how exciting! I can’t wait to see which photo you submitted!

Cynthia walks excitedly into the office with Marcy following on top of her heels.

Cynthia:  I just love how Allison, the artist and founder of Sidekick Portraits, digitally hand paints over a photograph. She creates the most amazing and interesting pet portraits.





Even bunnies!

Cynthia:  Don’t you just love how they’re paintings but look so life-like? Allison is a master at capturing the essence of each animal.

Cynthia turns on her computer and heads straight to the Marcy gmail account.

Cynthia:  So which photo did you submit? A cute one? A sweet one? A funny one? You know we are trying to change your image a little. Nice’n you up a tad.

Marcy opens her email from Sidekick Portraits.

Marcy:  This one.


Marcy purrs in appreciation.

Marcy:  I love it. Allison captured my essence purrfectly.

Cynthia:  Oh wowza meowza! She did! I love it too! But…

Marcy:  But what?!

Cynthia:  Let’s commission another one! One where you look cute and sweet and funny!

Cynthia searches her iPhone for the cute, sweet, funny photos of Marcy.

Marcy:  Don’t bother. I deleted them. No one messes with my rep. I am the “Hell No Kitty” after all.



*Check out Sidekick Portraits here and here! Allison’s process is easy peasy – just send her a photo of your pet, pick out a size and a background color, and she creates a hand drawn digital piece of art!

Btw, Allison is the artist who designed our “Hell No Kitty” and Penelope Kitten #meow artwork! Mad props and a big thank you to Sidekick Portraits!


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  • Reply Patty August 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Those are so cool!! I love the flower headbands. And you’re not kidding, she really did capture Marcy. 🙂

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      I know! It’s scary! 🙂
      yes – allison really gets me.

  • Reply TheLadyK August 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Were there actually sweet, cuddly Marcy pics in existence/needing deletion in the first place?? 😛
    These are AMAZING!!!!!
    Wow. Allison is really talented. Is this a rotoscoping thing?? So many questions — I have to check this out!!!
    I think I am going to saunter (love that Marcy saunters, btw) over to that site, now…
    Also, I may want one of Spike. 🙁
    Bonus points for cats who wear ties and bowties!!
    *runs off and Googles “cat clothes and accessories”*

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Awww… Spike! Sidekick Portraits has a listing for pets that have passed away. And yes – there is at least one – possibly two – photos of Marcy looking sweet. Somewhere. I know it!

  • Reply Big Momma August 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Those look so alive and animated, I’m scared they’re gonna jump off the page and bite me (well, the cats, yes, but dogs and rabbits appear to be friendly). Marcy, I feel your paw reaching out to whap me on the nose.
    What a great artist Allison is!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      yes but i promise i won’t whap you with my claws out. maybe.
      meow, marcy
      I love Allison’s work!!!!

  • Reply Caren Gittleman August 1, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Oh I love how they came out! Thanks for introducing her to us!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Oh you are so welcome! I am a big fan of Allison’s work and love showcasing independent artists. She has been getting a lot of attention lately. So thrilled! 🙂

  • Reply Vik August 1, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Cynthia , I love your phrase nice’n you up, LOL. The hell no kitty portrait is awesome too, tho!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch August 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      LOL – Marcy says no to be nice’ned up! Well… Hell No!

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